Mazak Newsroom

July 2024

Western Steel and Mazak Optonics Partner for Success

Western Steel, Inc., a family-owned business spanning across three generations, is based in Colorado Springs, CO. It originated as a scrap yard in 1904, the company has evolved into a one-stop service center within their 50,000 sq. ft. facility.

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May 2024

Mazak Optonics Releases Affordable Laser Format, OPTIPLEX Ez

Mazak Optonics Corp. has diversified its range of 2D industrial laser metal-cutting machine offerings by introducing OPTIPLEX Ez, an affordable solution suited for first-time buyers. OPTIPLEX Ez is available in 4kW and 6kW power options, plus 3015 and 4220 machine size options. The machine achieves optimal part quality when cutting thin to medium thickness material.

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February 2024

Mazak Optonics Exhibits at FABTECH Orlando 2024

Mazak Optonics Corporation will exhibit at the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event in North America, FABTECH, on October 15 – 17, 2024 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Attendees of FABTECH Orlando will have the opportunity to view demonstrations on the latest laser and automation technology from Mazak. Two flat sheet NEO machines—an economical and a large format machine option—will be on display at Mazak booth S20085 to showcase the range of available options. The Mazak booth will additionally showcase robotic sorting that fabricators can implement to automate production.

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Mazak Laser-Cutting Machine Available for Demonstrations in California

Mazak Optonics Corporation recently installed the first flat sheet laser-cutting machine at Mazak’s Western Technology Center in Gardena, California. The installation provides fabricators on the West Coast access to live demonstrations on Mazak’s OPTIPLEX 3015 NEO 7kW laser-cutting machine beginning February 2024.

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January 2024

On the Double

Willbanks’ introduction of tube and pipe to their service offerings included simple saw and miter cutting. Since upgrading to laser technology with Mazak's FG-220 FIBER and FG-400 NEO, Willbanks has expanded their tube and pipe processing capabilities. The team can now process a range of material, including rectangular, square, channel, wide flange, angle, and flat bar. Additional features like tapping, miter, stitch, and bevel cutting of steel, aluminum, and galvanized material have further enhanced Willbanks’ service offerings. Partnering with Mazak has proven to be instrumental in the successful implementation of the tube lasers and has given leaders confidence in Mazak when considering future growth.

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Maintenance Recommendations for Fiber Lasers

Fabricators invest significant time and resources into purchasing equipment for their business. Like most major equipment investments, regular maintenance is key for improving machine longevity. Below are a few things fabricators can do to keep their laser-cutting machine running smoothly.

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